Monday, January 17, 2011

Sketchcrawls February 19 and March 12, 2011

February 19, 2011 1-3:30 PM 
Sunnyvale CA Downtown
Meet at Coffee & More in back room
100 So. Murphy St. Sunnyvale CA 94086
Located in the historic Del Monte Building

Arrive early and catch some Farmers' Market action 
Historic Murphy Street: Local shops, cafes. 
For Chocolate lovers: Chocolatier Desiree, 165 So. Murphy
Plaza del Sol across from Caltrain Station

Parking available behind shops and at Macy's in the shopping center--this is your best bet because the Farmer's Market will be winding up. 

March 12, 2011 1-3:30 PM
Historic Saratoga California
Meet at Blue Rock Shoot in back room
14523 Big Basin Way (Highway 9)
Saratoga CA 95070

Check out the views from downstairs deck of Blue Rock Shoot
Stores, cafes, restaurants
Try a Walking Tour of Historical Places: download the map at
Saratoga Historical Foundation 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd. 
The museum also has lots of 'old stuff'. It is located in a Western Falsefront building.
14410 Oak Street at corner of Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd.
Designed by notable California architect, Eldridge Spencer. The old library is operated by the Friends of the Library  who sell gently used books. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Madronia Cemetary (end of 6th street at Oak St.) founded 1854

Best parking between Third and Fourth Streets behind stores.

NB: We will save Villa Montalvo in Saratoga for April's warmer weather.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

World-wide Sketchcrawl on January 22, 2011

World-wide Sketchcrawl Day 1-3:30 PM
Stanford University Campus 
Stanford CA
Free Parking on Saturday in front of Cantor Center for Visual Arts
located at Lomita Dr. at Museum Way
Convene at: 
Cantor Center for Visual Arts in the front lobby (if raining), or front steps. Only PENCIL sketching allowed within the Cantor Center. Cafe and restrooms located within the Center.

What you will find:

  • Hoover Tower Observation Platform: 285 foot high with panoramic views
  • Cantor Center for Visual Arts Museum and Andy Goldworthy land sculpture across from the museum
  • Rodin Sculpture Garden to the side of the Cantor Center Museum (world-renowned collection)
  • Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery (off Palm Drive at 419 Lasuen Mall)
  • Memorial Church
  • New and old architecture
  • Gardens 
  • Sculptures scattered throughout campus (get map at the Cantor Center)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright House (have to drive to this site and walk a bit, but worth it if you are a fan of his architectural works)
  • Stanford Family Mausoleum

Note: For those unfamiliar with the campus it is very large. Plan to sketch within walking distance, or study the maps if you want to drive and explore more.

Visitor info:
Downloadable map: 

Save the dates:
Sketchcrawl on February, 19, 2011 1-3:30 PM. Sunnyvale's downtown area
Sketchcrawl on March 12, 2011 1-3:30 PM Saratoga's historic downtown area
Watch for details.